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The association between lifting an administrative restriction on antidepressant dispensing and treatment patterns in Iceland

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  • Thengilsdottir, G.
  • Gardarsdottir, H.
  • Almarsdottir, A.B.
  • McClure, C.B.
  • Heerdink, E.R.

Abstract

On March 1st 2009, restrictions on the dispensing of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) in Iceland were lifted. Incident rates and changes in early discontinuation and switching before and after the change were investigated.

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  • Thengilsdottir, G. & Gardarsdottir, H. & Almarsdottir, A.B. & McClure, C.B. & Heerdink, E.R., 2013. "The association between lifting an administrative restriction on antidepressant dispensing and treatment patterns in Iceland," Health Policy, Elsevier, vol. 111(2), pages 193-199.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:hepoli:v:111:y:2013:i:2:p:193-199
    DOI: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2013.03.002
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